Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

Targeted Funding for London

The Tackling Inequalities Fund will see an additional £200k of investment into the capital’s community sport and physical activity sector, supporting local communities to start and remain active as society begins to reopen following the covid-19 lockdown.

The investment, which will be led by London Sport and supported by a number of sector partners, will be distributed to community-focused organisations working across eight London boroughs that demonstrate higher levels of inequality and physical inactivity. 

These boroughs are: Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Harrow, Hillingdon, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lewisham and Newham 

Projects that we will back with this investment will focus on supporting people that are most at risk of inactivity due to the impact of covid-19. 

The £200k Tackling Inequalities Fund for London is focused on the following target audiences:

– Lower Socio-Economic Groups
– Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities
– Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions

Our work will focus the London funding to the specific audiences through three strands:

– Disability and Inclusion
– Children and Young People
– Place-based work

Individual grants of up to £10k will be targeted towards groups working in communities, with projects also receiving support and guidance from London Sport throughout the term of the programme.

NB: Unfortunately this is not an open fund.

Shared Learning

These projects will create valuable learning for other places in London to consider similar approaches to support their residents to be active at home and in the community.

We will work to capture the impact of these funded projects, both in terms of the logistics behind developing and delivering different strands, and where relevant, project-specific measures that identify impact on specific audiences, situations or conditions.